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    That's a strange way to spell the name Arthur! A mistake, perhaps?
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    Which movie would you love to see that doesn't get shown too often??

    Coming up in October!
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    Which movie would you love to see that doesn't get shown too often??

    I'd like to see TCM run the 1930 version of GOOD NEWS more often and the 1947 version less often. The 1930 version has been shown only 8 times, and not since 1999 while they've shown the 1947 remake at least 70 times!
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    Stormy Weather (1943)

    Mantan Moreland's partner in those comedy routines was Ben Carter. They did the routine in two of the Monogram (not Republic) Charlie Chan movies: "The Scarlet Clue" (1945) and "Dark Alibi" (1946). They also did it in the 1946 RKO Radio Picture "Riverboat Rhythm" and also on stage in Vaudeville tours. Sadly, those two 1946 movies were Ben Carter's last, as he passed away in December of 1946 at only age 35.
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    James FitzPatrick TravelTalks shorts

    There is a thread on the James A. FitzPatrick TravelTalks series of shorts over on the Information, Please! forum. I just posted a detailed summary of FitzPatrick's post-1930 film production, so if anyone is interested, here is where to find it: Also some posts have been added discussing the Fox Magic Carpet of Movietone series. .
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    These were scheduled as part of a day of films about crazy doctors or scientists. (And by the way, the synopsis they provide for the Charley Chase short is not accurate).
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    Wheeler & Woolsey

    The film exists complete, in fact that audio recording that is on YouTube is from a cassette recording the former owner of the film made for me many years ago, from his 16mm print. He passed away several years ago and the print has found a home with another good friend of mine. I feel very fortunate that both the former and current owners of the film have run it for me a few times, since I know that a lot of W&W fans are frustrated that it is the only one of their films that they can not get to see. In addition to the good condition 16mm print in my friend's collection, reportedly there is also a print at the BFI in London.
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    Wheeler & Woolsey

    "So This Is Africa" has been shown on TCM, but not since 1994. They ran it 7 (seven!) times between July and December 1994, but not once since then. "So This Is Africa" on TCM in 1994: July 9 August 22 September 7 October 21 November 8 November 22 December 17 They ran several other rare (at the time) Columbia features during their first year, and although it took a while in some cases, they have finally repeated all of them....but not "So This Is Africa". Come on, TCM, what's the story?
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    Wheeler & Woolsey

    Bartender is definitely Monte Collins.
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    TCM's first few monthly schedules

    Hello, yes, I'm still with us....just not on here every day. Will send you an email...
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    "Poker At Eight" (1935) starring Charley Chase is scheduled for Sunday morning, March 31, 2019.
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    The 1935 Charley Chase short POKER AT EIGHT is scheduled to be shown on TCM on Sunday morning, March 31.
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    "Too Many Women" (1932, Boy Friends series) is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2019.
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    "Bum Voyage" (1934) starring Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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    Did anyone predict the Oscars?

    I predicted I wouldn't watch it. And my prediction came true.
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    Wallace Beery film title?

    The still number is actually 553, not 5SS. And the lady is Marjorie Rambeau, not Dorothy Jordan.
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    Rare Movies/TV Appearances

    "Look In Any Window" has been shown on TCM twice: in June 2012 and in Dec. 2014. It'll probably be on again. Some of your other questions (Cyd Charisse, Clark Gable TV appearances, etc.) can be answered by checking IMDb. It's not perfect, but it's a good start. And sometimes you can find out if something has been released on video or DVD by checking IMDb under "Company Credits" for a title, such as the TV version of "The Women".
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    TCM's first few monthly schedules

    Yes, I do have schedules for those first months of TCM. Over the years, as the question came up of what were the first movies shown, I have listed them. Rather than trying to find any of those old posts, I'll list them again...later after I dig out the old schedules.
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    TCM's first few monthly schedules

    I think I'm one of those you're referring to who told you I have a lot of the old schedules. But we never worked out a way for me to get them to you. Anyway, re-checking the dates you still need, I find I still have some you are missing: April & May 1994 and July 1995. I was pretty sure I also had a lot of the 1998 & 1999 schedules too (by that time they were the "Now Playing" booklets) but I can't seem to locate them right now. But it shoudn't be hard for me to get copies of the April & May 1994 and July 1995 schedules off to you. We'll have to get back in touch by PM.
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    more interesting movie photos..........

    It's coming up again on TCM on May 2.
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    more interesting movie photos..........

    Still no. 1 is a portrait of someone with the initials DH, not from a film whose title has those initials. And it is definitely from RKO Radio, about 1933. So who is the RKO actor from about 1933 with the initials DH? Confirming a couple of others: No. 7 is from "Murder In the Clouds" (1934) - Warner Bros. No. 8 - the guy is Wallace Ford.
  22. Yes, as delighted to see they included Gloria Jean and Susan Miller, I was very surprised and disappointed that Mary Carlisle was not there. As I watched it for the first time, all through it, I was expecting the next name to be Mary Carlisle. Then it ended...and no Mary C. Anyway, good job, TCM.
  23. It's on YouTube, just search "TCM Remembers 2018". I just watched it a couple of times there.
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    Primetime lineup for Wednesday still a mystery?

    So, it looks like the films to be shown on Dec. 12 will be the new additions to the Film Registry, so KING OF JAZZ will not be on, at least not that night.
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    Primetime lineup for Wednesday still a mystery?

    It may be unlikely they'd reschedule it already, but one title that might be shown on Wednesday night is KING OF JAZZ (1930). It was originally scheduled for Dec. 11 but later replaced by STAGECOACH. Reportedly KING OF JAZZ is to be rescheduled, so let's see if it shows up on Wednesday night, Dec. 12.

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